College of Science and Health > Academics > Health Sciences > Undergraduate > Health Sciences (BS) > Concentration Requirements > Bioscience Concentration - Accelerated Program
The Accelerated Program is only for qualified Pathways Honors students who are majoring in the Health Sciences with a BioScience concentration, and who have been accepted into an accelerated 3+ College of Science and Health pre-professional program. In order to pursue one of the pre-professional Accelerated Programs, a student must coordinate carefully with the Pre-Health Advisor and Pre-Health Advising Committee's (PAC) Accelerated Program advisor (email CSHPreHealth@depaul.edu for information). Once accepted to an Accelerated Program, students may declare one of the concentrations below. There are pre-professional Accelerated Programs in Nursing (3+2) at DePaul University and in Medicine (3+4), Pathologists' Assistant (3+2), Pharmacy (3+4), Physical Therapy (3+3), Physician Assistant (3+2), and Podiatry (3+4) at Rosalind Franklin University.
Students formally accepted into an Accelerated Program will complete their fourth year of coursework at their professional school and apply the credit toward their Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at DePaul. Students must apply for degree conferral via Campus Connect by the deadline outlined in the Student Handbook in order to be considered a candidate for earning their Bachelor of Science degree at the conclusion of their fourth year of study. Depending on the program in question, some Liberal Studies Program courses, Health Sciences major requirements, and open electives will be fulfilled by professional degree courses. To avoid earning duplicate credit for some courses, students must meet regularly with the Pre-Health Advisor and the Health Sciences departmental academic advisor. Please visit the Pathways Honors Program site for more information about eligibility requirements.
Courses from the first year of the RFUMS program will be automatically transferred to the student’s degree as a block of credit and applied to either the LSP or major elective equivalent. When the transfer courses exceed fulfilling the outstanding major elective equivalents, they will next populate outstanding open electives. More significant changes in RFUMS curricula that would change course content would be identified and result in curriculum modification at DePaul. Given the nature of the 3+ Accelerated Program, most, if not all, of a student’s complete first year or coursework at RFUMS will transfer back to DePaul during what would be considered their fourth year or ‘senior year’. The senior residency requirement will continue to be automatically waived for them, and they will earn at least 192 credit hours.
Student may not combine the HLTH and BIO Anatomy and Physiology Courses (eg: HLTH 301 and BIO 201).
Note: Students will have one of the three following courses waived as part of this combined degree program: BIO 210, BIO 250, or HLTH 301.
Student may not combine the HLTH and BIO Anatomy and Physiology courses (eg: HLTH 301 and BIO 201)
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